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This fun experiment will show how ice melts.
Find out what makes ice melt. You'll need 4 identical glasses, 4 ice cubes, 1tbls salt, 1tbls sugar, 1tbls water, and a kitchen timer. Before you start explain the process and ask the kids which ice cube will melt first, and why they think that.
Label the glasses 1 through 4. Then place the salt in glass #1. Place the sugar in glass #2. Place the water in glass #3. And, leave the 4th glass empty for now. Then have the children place 1 ice cube in each glass and set the timer for 5 minutes. Which ice cube is melting the fastest? Re-set the timer if needed until all ice cubes are melted. How long did it take each one? Have the children guess as to why.